Dumezich Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M softball player Mel Dumezich was named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America second team, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced Wednesday.
Dumezich, a sophomore from Whiting, Ind., was selected to the All-Big 12 first team, the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Central Region first team and the All-College Station Regional team after an outstanding season as a utility pitcher. She threw 34 complete games from the circle this season, claiming 12 solo shutouts.
In 247 1/3 innings pitched Dumezich garnered a 1.92 ERA, giving up only 68 earned runs while fanning 262 batters to rank ninth on the Aggie career strikeouts list. After the regular season, she led the Big 12 in complete games for overall stats while ranking among the top 10 in wins (T2), innings pitched (T3), strikeouts (6th), appearances (3rd), games started (T4), shutouts (2nd) and opponent batting average (5th).
The sophomore also made her mark in national rankings. In the latest NCAA Ranking Summary (through May 29) Dumezich ranked 12th nationally in victories, 11th in shutouts, 33rd in strikeouts and 34th in hits allowed per seven innings.
While leading the Aggies from the circle, Dumezich proved to be an asset from the plate as well. She averaged .248 on the season with 33 hits that included four doubles, a triple and ten home runs. The bombs featured a grand slam early in the season and four long balls against ranked opponents to help A&M to a No. 5 national ranking for home runs per game.
Dumezich is one of 20 Aggies on 32 occasions to receive All-America honors. To learn more about Texas A&M softball, log on to AggieAthletics.com.